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Title:

Painted wooden mummy portrait of Didyma

Maker:

Unknown

Category:

mummy trappings

Name:

mummy portrait

Date:

180 200

Period:

Roman

Description:

female mummy portrait, painted. This portrait is painted in encaustic and tempera on sycamore wood. An inscription in Greek indicates that the owner of this portrait was a girl named 'Didyma' who was seven years of age when she died. The shape of the panel is typical of those from Antinoopolis.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Material:

wood

Technique
Description:

painted

Dimension(s):

depth, 1.5, cm
height, 34.8, cm, maximum
width, 19.2, cm, maximum

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1981; Cook, Phyllis M.

Inscription:

inscription

Documentation:

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 201

Parlasca, K.. Mumienporträts und verwandte Denkmäler.p. 201

Nicholls, R.. Ancient Egyptian painting using beeswax goes on show in Cambridge.
Source Title: Cambridge Evening News()

Accession:

Object Number: E.5.1981
(Antiquities)
(record id: 63185; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)

(Picture Cabinet reference : 701837)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/63185





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